A Singer, songwriter, visual artist, actress, playwright, teacher, mentor, and motivator all describe our beloved sister and friend.
Angela Louise Richardson was born in Jacksonville, Florida on November 10, 1963 to Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Richardson, Sr. Angela was baptized into the Church of Christ in October 1980. She was educated in Duval County Public Schools, graduating from Jean Ribault High School, Class of 1981. Although initially enrolled as an engineering major at Florida A & M University, her undeniable musical talents and interests led Angela to change course in order to pursue a degree in Music Education. While working towards earning her bachelor's degree, Angela pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. Sorority and explored the full range of her creative talents through participation in the Playmakers Guild, FAMU Connection, National Association for Music Education (NAMFC), and Choir Psi Phi. The FAMU community experienced Angela’s beautiful vocal tones through her singing roles in The Wiz, Bubblin Brown Sugar and many other dramatic and musical productions.
Upon graduating from college, Angela moved to West Palm Beach in 1988, where she continued to enrich lives through music at Palmetto Elementary School and Bear Lakes Middle School. In addition to teaching music in the public school system, Angela served as the music director for Inner City Youth Getting There, Inc., and nurtured her inner thespian as an actress with Quest Theater. Angela was active with Zeta Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Angela shared her time and talents liberally with her church family and her community. She particularly enjoyed volunteering at the West Palm Beach Detention Center. After returning to Jacksonville in 2005, she continued to volunteer with the Duval Regional Juvenile Detention Center, write plays and music with the visual support of friends.
Angela departed this life on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Irvin B. Richardson, Sr. and Jimmie L. Richardson; and brother, Irvin B. Richardson, Jr.
Angela leaves to mourn her passing: her sister and caregiver, Renee L. Richardson; brother, Vincent L. Richardson I; cousins, Alice Brown Robinson (Bernard), Irvin Norman (Deborah), Edwin Norman, Gail Richardson Bailey, and Dyan Moore; two nephews, Vincent L. Richardson II and Brandon Richardson; and many other relatives and sorrowing friends.
The funeral service for Angela Louise Richardson will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at the Greater New Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, 36 W. 18th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209. The visitation will be held 5 - 7:00 pm, Monday, April 15th, 2019 at the mortuary. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ www.tswarden.com. Arrangements in care of Funerals By T. S.Warden, Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main St Jacksonville, Fl 765-1234
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